Voiron

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Voiron
Cathédrale Saint-Bruno de Voiron
Cathédrale Saint-Bruno de Voiron
Coat of arms of Voiron
Coat of arms
Voiron is located in France
Voiron
Voiron
Coordinates: 45°21′51″N 5°35′26″E / 45.3642°N 5.5906°E / 45.3642; 5.5906Coordinates: 45°21′51″N 5°35′26″E / 45.3642°N 5.5906°E / 45.3642; 5.5906
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Voiron
Intercommunality Pays Voironnais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Revil
Area1 21.9 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 20,442
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38563 / 38500
Elevation 222–846 m (728–2,776 ft)
(avg. 290 m or 950 ft)
Website www.ville-voiron.com

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Voiron is a commune in the Isère department in south-eastern France.

History[edit]

Voiron long formed part of Savoy, but in 1355 was exchanged (with the rest of the region between the Rhône and the Isère, watered by the Guiers Mort) by the count with France for Faucigny and Gex.

Historical population:

  • 1901: 12,625

Geography[edit]

Voiron stands at a height of 290 metres (950 ft), on the Morge (a tributary of the Isère River).

Sights[edit]

The fine church of St Bruno was built 1864-1873 at the expense of the monks of the Grande Chartreuse. Voiron was the starting-point of the steam tramways to Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, 12 metres (39 ft) (for the Grande Chartreuse), and to Charavines, 105 metres (344 ft) (for the Lac de Paladru).

Economy[edit]

Voiron is a manufacturing town, and it contains numerous factories. Some produce a cloth named after the town, and there are also silk-weaving factories (2000 looms, with an annual output of eight to nine million yards). There are also paper-making factories in the town. Other companies: Rossignol (skis), Radiall Connections, Antésite (a liquorice-flavored drink), Chartreuse liquor cellars, Bonnat Chocolatier (since 1884), Allaman (manufacturing and transporting of petrol tanks).

Education[edit]

Secondary (high school)

People from Voiron[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Voiron is twinned with:[1]

Voiron has a partnership with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "45 ans de jumelage : Histoire de cités Le jumelage à Voiron" [45 years of twinning: The history of Voiron's twin towns]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Bassano del Grappa (Italie) Ville jumelée avec Voiron" [Bassano del Grappa, Italy: Twin town of Voiron]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Kreis de Herford : (Allemagne) Ville jumelée avec Voiron" [Kreis de Herford, Germany: Twin town of Voiron]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Sibenik : (Croatie) Ville jumelée avec Voiron" [Šibenik, Croatia: Twin town of Voiron]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Droitwich Spa Voiron à l'heure anglaise" [Droitwich Spa, UK: Twin town of Voiron]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Tarragone (Espagne) : une ville amie Des liens noués autour de la Chartreuse" [Tarragona, Spain: Friendship town of Voiron]. Voiron Hôtel de Ville [Voiron council] (in French). Retrieved 2013-09-04. 

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